You go, girl! After recently shedding 25 pounds, Drew Barrymore took to Instagram to share an impressive before and after photo of her body and shared a powerful message about real life versus what people see on Instagram with her more than 10 million followers.

“When I look at Instagram, I am made to think I should be at my best self. But most days, I lack consistency due to real life. Solution: With the right people [like my personal trainer Marnie Alton] we can make our goals a reality,” Drew, 43, began her Friday, Dec. 21 post. Check out Drew’s before and after pic below! 

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“Here is me in a before pose and then 25 pounds later in the same place. You can tell my face is so much thinner! This takes me so much work. Diet and exercise and fighting like a lion for it! Damn you genetics! And yet thank you for all the good stuff. I love where I come from… and whatever package it comes in,” the mom-of-two continued. “I just know that I have the control to be what I want. Even if it is hard AF! At least I know there are experts I can turn to for help. I mean look at what Marnie helped me do in three months! When I have time off in 2019… I’m comin’ for ya!”

This isn’t the first time that Drew has reflected on the highs and lows of her life via Instagram this week. Last Friday, the 50 First Dates star also candidly opened up about her divorce from third husband Will Kopelman in an emotional social media post. “Once upon a time… I remember reading an article that said I had gotten my happy ending after all. Looking at this picture, it sure looks that way. And then, like many times in life for all of us, our plans change and our dreams are adjusted,” Drew captioned a red carpet throwback photo of the former couple.

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“But that doesn’t mean that every second wasn’t worth it. And if that DeLorean time machine pulled up every day, I would do it all over again. After all, I did get my dream. Two healthy girls,” Drew continued, referring to the pair’s daughters, Olive, 6, and Frankie, 4. “Will and I continue to marvel at what we made and try to be the best co-parents we can be. It’s not always easy and the point is… nothing in life is. But it doesn’t mean that any bitter outweighs the sweet!”